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World Sculling Championship antique print engraving trickett rush

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The Sculling Championship of the World


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Antique sporting print


"The Sculling Championshop of the World - The Contest on the Parramatta River at Sydney between Messrs Trickett and Rush'. Australian Michael Rush (rower) challenged Edward "Ned" Trickett (1851-1916) for the World Championship.The stake for the World Title was 400 pounds a side. Rush used a fixed seat while Trickett used a sliding seat which gave him a huge advantage. The course was on the Parramatta River, Sydney, over a distance of about three and a half miles. After an even start Rush went ahead and by Uhr's Point was a clear length ahead. However by the mile and a half point Trickett had overtaken the leader and from then on the race was a procession and he crossed the line twenty-two seconds ahead. The total time was 23m.26.3s. Alan May wrote in Sydney Rows magazine that it was ""a race that was said to have excited more interest than any other event that has ever happened in the sporting world of Australia."" Some fifty thousand people were said to have witnessed the race. Part page rowing illustration from 'The Graphic'. Unrelated text on the reverse.

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artist The Graphic
method Wood-engraving
date 1877
size 120mm by 225mm (image)
SKU SP2787